PhD Ashley Sage
The analysis of environmentally related samples (water, soil, air) is of huge importance due to the global impact on human, aquatic and plant life. The effect of known suspect chemical contaminants needs to be thoroughly understood, but of higher concern is the emergence of unknown contaminants caused through bio-transformation. These unknown suspects pose challenges to analytical scientists on how to detect what they are, with the use of LC-MS/MS being used today as a routine frontline technique. In this paper, we describe the technology and workflows provided by SCIEX hybrid linear ion trap (QTRAP) and high resolution QTOF LC-MS/MS that can be used to breakdown those analytical challenges.